The 7th Latin American Festival is returning to Kuala Lumpur, ready to adopt BB Park as a Latino epicentre
Ambassadors and Charges d'affaires of the ten Latin American embassies in Malaysia with Festival organisers
A celebration of all things Latino is returning to the multi-cultural downtown Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 17 May at BB Park. The 7th annual Latin American Festival is bringing music, food, dances and handicrafts from the region to the al fresco Bukit Bintang hotspot.
With the support of DBKL, the Festival is jointly organised by the embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela to celebrate the cultural diversity of Latin American and the Caribbean.
This year’s edition of the Festival will feature a huge piñata, a papier-mâché or pottery container, which when smashed open, covers the ground with candy and toys.
The piñata will be a part of the celebrations at BB Park
Michael Lee, General Manager of Plaza Low Yat and BB Park said: “BB Park presents the colourful diversity of our rich Malaysian culture, food, arts and heritage to the world, and is also the cultural exchange point where the world can come together to share its many different cultures and heritage with the local and expatriate community as well as tourists.
“I am honoured that the Latin American Embassies have chosen BB Park once again for the 5th consecutive year – [the Festival] is a living and colourful testament of BB Park’s celebration of life, art, food and culture.”
Michael Lee welcomes the guests
Mr Lee added that visitors to the festival would be ‘amazed by the exotic yet succulent flavours’ of the diverse region as Malaysians and expats prepare to chow down on some of the world’s finest food.
Each country being represented will have a stand selling food and beverages, original handicrafts as well as tourist information materials for the country.
The Festival is donating all proceeds to Gurney Training Centre of the Malaysian Association for the Blind, which provides the blind with rehabilitation and vocational training services.
So come along this Sunday 17 May and savour the exquisite cuisine, catch performances in multi-coloured costumes, and get in the Latin groove of salsa, samba, tango and pulsating musical vibes all in the name of charity and cultural education!
WHERE BB Park, Bukit Bintang (outside Plaza Low Yat)
WHEN 11am-6pm (17 May)